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Hyperkinetická porucha (HKP)/ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) u dětských pacientů s epilepsií

Title in English Hyperkinetic Disorder / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children with Epilepsy


Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká a slovenská neurologie a neurochirurgie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Neurology, neurosurgery, neurosciences
Keywords hyperkinetic disorder; ADHD; epilepsy; frontal lobe epilepsy; childhood; absence epilepsy; BECTS
Description Hyperkinetic disorder, also known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (HKD/ADHD), i a neurodevelopmental disorder characterised by an age-related and inappropriate rate of hyperaxtivity with impulsivity together with an inability to remain focused on tasks or activities. HKP/ADHD incidence in children with epilepsy is estimated to be as high as 30%-40%. Several studies show, that children with ADHD the presence of epileptiform discharges can be found in 6%-51% of cases. The hypothesis that the comorbid incidence of epilepsy and ADHD may be merely coincidental is not accepted. Cognitive and behavioural changes in patients with epilepsy used to be explained as the consequences of recurrent seizures, the influence of antiepileptic medication and the substantial substrate od epilepsy. ...